The one and only Detox will hit our shores this September as MVT and S&S productions bring another RuPaul’s Drag Race star to South Africa.
Detox will thrill drag lovers with three shows in South Africa in Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg.
The fun starts in Cape Town at the Joseph Stone Auditorium on 21 September. Tickets for the show in the Mother City are available on Computicket but act quickly as there are just 500 up for grabs.
Detox will perform twice on the highveld starting with a show at Platteland in Centurion on 23 September. Pre-sale tickets are available from Howler.
Five days later on 28 September Detox will perform an intimate show at Babylon Bar to launch Johannesburg Pride.
Who is Detox?
If you don’t know who Detox is you’ve probably been in a coma. Welcome back to the land of the living.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, a young Detox moved to Southern California becoming a staple on the scene before appearing on Drag Race.
Detox made a name for herself as a drag performer long before her first appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race in season five. She made it all the way to the top four of that season and was infamously part of the trio known as Rolaskatox alongside Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews.
Returning for All Stars 2, Detox again cracked the top four and played her part in the now iconic performance of Read U, Wrote U.
Detox has made a name for herself as one of the most professional queens out there. She is on time for meet and greets and gives the fans everything in performances.
MVT and S&S have brought several Ru girls over to SA this year starting with Dusty Ray Bottoms in February. Morgan McMichaels and Mayhem Miller followed. With all due respect to the three performers, Detox is without a doubt the biggest name in Drag secured by the production companies.
Detox has appeared in music videos with pop stars Ke$ha and Rihanna and is a member of Chad Michaels’ Dreamgirls Revue, the longest-running female-impersonation show in California.
Supporting local drag
As with previous visits Detox’s performance will also provide a platform for local drag artists to showcase their talents alongside the international superstar.
The local performers for the shows have yet to be confirmed but in the past MVT and S&S have blended established local artists and up-and-comers with the international flavour.